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Prenatal Yoga

Can Yoga Give You Superpowers?

Yoga diehards have long claimed that the practice can allay physical ailments, such as back pain and headaches, as well as improve mood and mental agility.

But these perks may not represent the full reach of yoga's power, says parapsychology researcher Dean Radin in his new book, Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities.

10 Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Set aside your ego and honor where your body is at today. Practice loving compassion for yourself and baby. Prenatal yoga is one of the best things that you can do for yourself, as well as your growing baby.

It's important that you find the right yoga practice for you. Whether it be going to a yoga studio, finding a DVD, or developing your own practice at home. Listen to your body and do what feels right to you. 

Some of the benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy include:

VIDEO: Pain Relief with Yoga and Pilates

The problem: Weight gain, a shifting center of gravity, and ligament-loosening hormones all contribute to aches and pains as your pregnancy progresses.   The solution: Strengthen your core muscles to support your back and spine, and stretch your shoulders, upper back, quads and hip flexors with these simple exercises. Looking for more? These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester. 

How Kate Middleton is Prepping for Natural Childbirth

The eagerly-awaited royal baby is due any day now!

While the world awaits the debut of the highly-anticipated babe, the mum-to-be is rumored to be preparing for the big day with private prenatal yoga classes.

Prenatal yoga is a great way for pregnant ladies to stay active during pregnancy and prepare for baby!

VIDEO: Yoga Poses to Prepare for Labor & Delivery

Practicing yoga throughout your pregnancy is a great way to strengthen and stretch the muscles you'll use most during childbirth. From easing tension in your back to opening your hips and increasing circulation, these yoga poses will prepare your mind and body for labor and delivery. Looking for more? These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester.

VIDEO: Prenatal Yoga for Princess Kate

From Cat/Cow to Child's Pose, Hip Openers to a restful Side-Lying Shivasana, every mama-to-be can benefit from

Pregnancy Meditation and Resting Shivasana Pose

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

Hilaria Baldwin’s Tips for a Fit, Healthy and ‘Sexy’ Pregnancy

Hilaria Baldwin is much more than just Alec Baldwin’s very pregnant wife. The Extra lifestyle correspondent is a dynamo unto herself, who at age 25 co-founded Yoga Vida, a yoga studio with two New York City locations, where she once made ends meet by teaching 36 classes a week!

Prenatal Yoga: Hands and Knees Yoga Flow

See more poses in this series: Goddess Pose   |    Lunge Pose   |    Tree Pose  |   

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